Meet the Author - Wallis Wilde-Menozzi

Wallis Wilde-Menozzi
is an American writer who has lived in Italy for forty years.  She has published two memoirs, Mother Tongue and The Other Side of the Tiber, as well as the novel Toscanelli’s Ray, literary essays on Natalia Ginzburg and Primo Levi, and a  poetry collection School for Pears. She has recently published  Silence and Silences, a extraordinary meditation which crosses storytelling, nonfiction, and culture.


In conversation with Simon Gammell, Wallis Wilde-Menozzi will discuss her life and times in Italy whilst looking closely at her recent meditative exploration of Silence and Silences and her acclaimed novel Toscanelli’s Ray  


Silence and Silences.   Beautiful images, beautiful words that open windows of thoughts and beauty. A savoring of fine writing like a tasting of a fabulous meal, one thought, one image, one bite at a time. Something to remember and think about


Toscanelli’s Ray.  This is a novel of big ideas, one that raises provocative questions about immigration, difference and culture---even our notion of time itself, and simultaneously it is a novel full of the stuff of life---passion, guilt, betrayal, politics, and marriage. A stunning accomplishment

Copies of Wallis Wilde-Menozzi's books are available at Paperback Exchange in Florence, with a special 10% discount for British Institute patrons


If you are in Florence and would like to attend the lecture in person at the British Institute Library, please register here or send an email to . 
The registration fee is 15 Euro per person.